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Robin Van Auken, writing as Madeline Sloane, is an author with more than a dozen published books, including several contemporary romance novels.
Robin lives in the highlands of Northcentral Pennsylvania, in a wooded area along a peaceful river. She is a full-time writer and part-time college instructor.
She and her husband, Lance Van Auken, enjoy traveling to the United Kingdom and Europe, and spend much of their time abroad in ruins, castles, cathedrals and museums. She particularly enjoys crypts with mummies, musty libraries and authentic pubs. In the U.S., they bounce along the East Coast, traveling from New England to Florida to visit family and friends.
Robin's books include elements of her passions: travel, boating, scuba diving, history and archaeology. The characters are generally from idyllic Eaton, a fictitious town in Pennsylvania she has invented, although most of her books also feature exciting and exotic cities the heroines (and their lovers) visit during the course of their romantic journey. She invites you to travel with the women and men of Eaton as they explore the world, and themselves, in the Eaton Romance Series.
on March 24, 2012 :
Great book and quite funny, Erin was the one to keep Stephen on track and she completely succumbs to his life’s style. I spent a good time and even if I know absolutely nothing about boat that wasn’t a problem at all.
Erin is a woman that isn’t sure of what she wants. I think that she is so afraid to be alone that she accepts anything. She still lives and sometimes shares the bed of her ex because it’s facile and sure?! Who is that sure when she left him because he was sleeping around? Also she gives in to quickly for my tastes in Stephen. I don’t really appreciate how she acts. She isn’t sure of her priority either.
Stephen is a playboy, gentleman sometimes, jerk another ^^ but when he decides to seduce a girl, I’m sure it’s not easy to resist.
However, even if Erin isn’t the type of character that I love; I was immersed in the story and that means something.
The plot was well done and I enjoyed seeing the consequences of their actions and how it takes some months for the story to come to its conclusion. It’s a story that I liked and I’m happy to inform you that the last book is free at the moment.
To recommend to romantic lovers who want a short but good time with HEA.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on June 30, 2011 :
This story is about an editor's assistant whose current assignment is to help a handsome playboy/artist finish his book.
This is a charming story that had all my favorite things in it: Books, Boats and hunky men (not necessairly in that order). Spence, the Male lead was a great big kid, which was needed in order to stay true to the basis of the storyline, personally that is not what I want in a male lead. That being said, Sloane did a fabulous job in writing her characters and getting her point across. I would definitely recommend this book to others to read and I will look for the other books in the Eaton series once they are available.
This is a great beach read!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)